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Old 12-19-2002, 12:06 AM   #46
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Ok, just delete ~/.gimp-1.2/pluginrc and restart gimp.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 12:57 AM   #47
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That looked promising, but the end result is the same - File - aquire - Screen Shot is the only choice.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 03:42 AM   #48
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Hmmmm...what version of the gimp is it?
 
Old 12-19-2002, 03:57 AM   #49
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gimp-1.2.3-17mdk.i586.rpm - off the Mandrake 9 CD-1
 
Old 12-19-2002, 07:38 AM   #50
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Ah well, try installing the xsane-gimp rpm with the force option, nothing else seems to be working.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 05:39 PM   #51
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I removed gimp and associated, re-installed gimp-1.2.3-17mdk.i586.rpm, but the scanner option under File/Aquire is still missing. Does this suggest that the "gimp-xsane" needs to be installed after all?
 
Old 12-19-2002, 06:58 PM   #52
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......ummm......yes, it's worth a try, none of the normal ways of doing it seem to work.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 08:43 PM   #53
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I installed xsane-gimp-0.89-1mdk.i586.rpm (ignoring need for dependancies libsane.so.1 and sane-backends), but this had no apparent effect. As an experiment, I renamed the "xsane" in /.gimp/plug-ins", and this caused gimp boot to hang - suggesting that it was looking for the xsane plug-in. Restoring the name, gimp booted normally.
 
Old 12-20-2002, 11:00 AM   #54
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I just about out of ideas here.....but I have one left :-)
Do "ls -al ~/.gimp/plug-ins/xsane" and see if the link matches the location of the xsane binary.
 
Old 12-20-2002, 06:35 PM   #55
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Hi Aussie

The two answers to your question:

ls ~/.gimp/plug-ins/xsane

ls : /home/john/.gimp/plug-ins/xsane : No such file or directory

ls ~/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins/xsane

lrwxrwxrwx 1 john john 20Dec 19 19:19 /home/john/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins/xsane -> /usr/local/bin/xsane*



Separately, I renamed ~/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins/xsane to ~/.gimp/plug-ins/xxxsane.

Staring gimp using a terminal, File/Aquire/ now has three options:
Screen Shot, XSane: device dialog, Xsane: plustek: 'dev'usb'scanner0.

When gimp is started (user mode), the terminal reports:
"/home/john/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins/xxxsane: GIMP support missing
LibGimp-WARNING ** gimp: wire-read: unexpected EOF

Starting gimp as su, gimp started normally (no erreors reported). The Aquire three options are present. When I click on the "XSane: plustek: 'dev'usb'csanner0" button, the terminal reports:

[xsane] ERROR: eula text not found. Looks like xsane not installed correct.

I then deleted ~/.gimp-1.2/pluginrc. This had no apparent effect - it did not bring up the first time configuration panel ( which was the case on an earlier occasion).
 
Old 12-20-2002, 06:43 PM   #56
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PS : I ommitted the "-al" only in the text above ....
 
Old 12-20-2002, 06:56 PM   #57
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Start xsane as a stand alone program first and see what happens.
 
Old 12-20-2002, 08:11 PM   #58
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Hi Aussie

xsane stand-alone starts up and works ok.

if I then start gimp, the Aquire xsane button is not there (if xsane is in ~/.gimp/plug-ins). If xsane is not in ~/.gimp/plug-ins the Aquire/Xsane button is there but does nothing.

The most promising setup is when I start gimp without xsane in ~/.gimp/plug-ins/ (ie the Aquire/XSane button is there but does nothing).
 
Old 12-21-2002, 01:04 PM   #59
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Hi,

I've been following this thread for a couple of days, trying to install a Canon N670U scanner and thanks to you guys have finally made it.

The route I took was to remove sane 1.08 using the Mandrake package manager and then installed version sane 1.09 with 0.45 plustek backend.

Because this installation put the libsane into a different place a soft link was required. I found the first and second paragraphs of
this very useful:


Editing the /etc/rc.d/init.local script and the plustek.conf file was the next stage. To get xsane working I had to remove xsane 0.87 and install version 0.9.

This got me to the stage where Johng seems to be now - Xsane worked but there was no plug-in to the Gimp. To make the link I used the command from one of Aussie's earlier posts :

ln -s /usr/local/bin/xsane ~/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins/

and there it is in the Acquire menu - scan via Xsane or talk to the scanner direct. Note that you have to be user not su or root for the 'ln -s ...' command to work.

Hope this helps.

Bob
 
Old 12-21-2002, 05:15 PM   #60
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Hi Bob

With xsane deleted from my ~/.gimp/plug-ins/ I can see the XSane option in Gimp File/Aquire. If I run "ln -s /usr/local/bin/xsane ~/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins/" as user, it put "xsane" in ~/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins/ and from then on I cannot see the XSane option!
 
  


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